H.R.4535 - Diploma and Accreditation Integrity Protection Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1] (Introduced 01/27/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Education and Labor; Oversight and Government Reform; Energy and Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/26/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4535 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/27/2010)
Diploma and Accreditation Integrity Protection Act of 2009 - Prohibits any accreditor from being considered a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered by degree-granting institutions for any purpose related to immigration, federal employment, or any other federal activity, unless the accreditor is recognized by the Secretary of Education.
Considers only a degree from a degree-granting institution that is accredited by such an accreditor to be acceptable in situations when a degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) is required or taken into consideration for the purpose of appointing, promoting, or improving the pay of a federal employee.
Directs the Federal Trade Commission to define as an unfair and deceptive act or practice: (1) certain offerings of academic, professional, or occupational degrees by entities that are not IHEs or are not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the Secretary of Education, any other appropriate federal agency, or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; or (2) the issuing of any accreditation to a degree-granting institution by an accreditor that lacks such recognition.